Winter retreat – December 4th – 13th 2014

Aquaponics and agroforestry courses, yoga retreat and camel trekking in Wadi Rum, Jordan

Come to the spectacular red desert of Wadi Rum this December and experience the calm energy of this unique landscape. Take a course in aquaponic systems; learn about arid-zone agroforestry and tune in to the wonder of tree-craft; and let go of stress in morning yoga and meditation sessions with a qualified Kundalini yoga teacher.

Our program ends with a hike into the Wadi Rum reserve, a night under the stars and a camel trek back to the beautiful Bait Ali Lodge.

Aquaponics course: December 4th – 6th

This 2.5-day aquaponics course will cover all the basics necessary to feel confident building and running your own aquaponic system at home! The course mixes theory sessions and practical activities using Bait Ali Lodges’ established aquaponic system. The course starts with lunch at Bait Ali Lodge on Thursday 4th December, finishing with dinner on Saturday the 6th.

Agroforestry course and yoga retreat: December 7th – 11th

Join agroforestry expert and permaculture teacher Alice Gray for five days of arid-zone agro-forestry and tree craft training, combined with morning yoga sessions, lead by CYT-200 certified Kundalini yoga teacher Alena Batoli. Course starts with dinner on Saturday the 6th December, ending with dinner on Thursday 11th

Camel trek in Wadi Rum Protected Area: December 12th – 13th

Finish the retreat with a hike in the stunning Wadi Rum protected area, where we will enjoy the tranquility of a night under the desert stars. The following day we will make a camel trek through Lawrence’s Arabia back to Bail Ali lodge. Trek departs Bait Ali lodge after breakfast on Friday 12th December, returning in the evening of the 13th

Course costs

Full retreat package – aquaponics and agroforestry courses, yoga retreat and desert trek: JOD 600

Agroforestry and Yoga retreat, including desert trek: JOD 350

Aquaponics course ONLY: JOD 250

Agroforestry course and desert trek (no yoga): JOD 300

Yoga retreat and desert trek (no agroforestry course): JOD 325

Desert treck ONLY – not booked as part of a package: JOD 100